Inter-Christian relations

19.04.2018 17:25

DECR chairman receives chaplain of Anglican parish in Moscow

DECR chairman receives chaplain of Anglican parish in Moscow On April 19, 2018, DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk had a meeting with the chaplain of St. Andrew in Moscow, Rev. Malcolm Rogers, at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations. Participating in the meeting were also Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, and Ph. Champion,…
17.04.2018 15:30

Peacemaking initiative of Christian leaders in response to the situation in the Middle East

Peacemaking initiative of Christian leaders in response to the situation in the Middle East Published below is the text of the peacemaking appeal, which was discussed during a telephone conversation between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on April 14, 2018.
16.04.2018 22:20

Patriarchs of three Syrian Churches make statement concerning escalation of the situation in the country

Patriarchs of three Syrian Churches make statement concerning escalation of the situation in the country His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, Melkite Patriarch Joseph Absi, and Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate issued a statement concerning the escalation of the situation in Syria.
14.04.2018 20:58

Patriarch Kirill discussed situation in Syria over telephone with Pope Francis of Rome and Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill discussed situation in Syria over telephone with Pope Francis of Rome and Primates of Local Orthodox Churches Participating in the talks, which were initiated by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, was also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
03.04.2018 15:02

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Iraq

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Iraq On 25-30 March 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and on the instructions of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, visited Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region…
01.04.2018 12:01

Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal message to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal message to heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has sent Paschal messages to heads of non-Orthodox Churches
01.04.2018 12:00

DECR chairman sends Paschal greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Paschal greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches on the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ.
26.03.2018 19:24

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with leaders of Baptist organizations

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with leaders of Baptist organizations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the chairman-elect of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (RUECB), Petr V. Mitskevich, and the president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Ngweda Paul Msiza.
23.03.2018 10:16

Russian-made bell presented to Maronite Church

Russian-made bell presented to Maronite Church The solemn blessing of the bell will take place on April 21, 2018, in the presence of an official delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church.
12.03.2018 18:19

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to Japanese Kyodo Tsushin news agency

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to Japanese Kyodo Tsushin news agency The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk answered questions from a correspondent of Kyodo Tsushin news agency, Japan.
08.03.2018 14:01

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Ethiopia

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Ethiopia On 1-4 March 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church visited Ethiopia to discuss with representatives of the Church of Ethiopia various issues pertaining to the resumption of active contacts between the two Churches.
27.02.2018 16:54

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with delegation of Italian Province of Trento

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with delegation of Italian Province of Trento On 27 February 2018, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia met with a delegation of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy.
22.02.2018 23:50

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill extends condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham In his message to Mr. Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the passing of his father, pastor Billy Graham, renowned Protestant preacher.
22.02.2018 11:37

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has expressed to the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Franklin Graham his condolences over the death of his father, Dr. Billy Graham known for his preaching, public, charitable and peacemaking work.
22.02.2018 0:33

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs session of Commission for International Cooperation of Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs session of Commission for International Cooperation of Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations On 21 February 2018, the Commission for International Cooperation of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations held its fourth session. The meeting which took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations was chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the DECR.
16.02.2018 20:00

DECR chairman meets with President of Christian Democratic Party of France

DECR chairman meets with President of Christian Democratic Party of France On 16 February 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Mr. Jean-Frederic Poisson, president of the Christian Democratic Party of France.
13.02.2018 14:30

DECR representative visits Colombia as a member of WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace group

DECR representative visits Colombia as a member of WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace group On 5-11 February 2018, the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace reference group of the World Council of Churches visited Bogotá, capital of Colombia. The group includes representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic, Oriental and Protestant confessions.
13.02.2018 10:48

Conference in Austria devoted to second anniversary of Havana Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Conference in Austria devoted to second anniversary of Havana Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill On February 12, 2018, the second anniversary of the Havana meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome, an international conference devoted to the situation of Christians in the Middle East took place in Vienna.
13.02.2018 10:46

DECR chairman’s presentation at conference dedicated to the second anniversary of Havana meeting

DECR chairman’s presentation at conference dedicated to the second anniversary of Havana meeting On 12 February 2018, the second anniversary of the meeting in Havana between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis, an international conference on the plight of Christians in the Middle East took place in Vienna, Austria. Among the keynote speakers was Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman…
11.02.2018 23:20

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna On 11 February 2018, Sunday of the Last Judgment, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the capital of Austria.
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